Sessera Valley

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Sessera Valley
Valle Sessera
Pan valsessera dalla cima delle guardie.jpg
The valley seen from Cime delle Guardie
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Location of the valley in Piedmont, NW Italy
Location Piedmont, Italy
Floor elevation 450–2,556 m (1,476–8,386 ft)
Long-axis length around 20 km (12 mi)
Type River valley
Coordinates 45°43′00″N 8°14′00″E / 45.7167°N 8.2333°E / 45.7167; 8.2333Coordinates: 45°43′00″N 8°14′00″E / 45.7167°N 8.2333°E / 45.7167; 8.2333

Sessera Valley (in Italian Valle Sessera) is a valley in north-east of Piedmont in the Province of Biella, Italy.


The valley takes its name from the river Sessera, a right-hand tributary of the Sesia which flows through the valley.


The municipalities of the lowest part of the valley are Ailoche, Caprile, Coggiola, Crevacuore, Guardabosone, Pray and Portula.[1] Its highest part is used as pasture and administratively is divided in several exclaves belonging to the municipalities of the central part of the Province of Biella.[2]

Notable summits[edit]

Among the notable summits which surround the valley (al belonging to the Biellese Alps) there are:

Nature conservation[edit]

The highest part of the valley and some surrounding areas are included in a SIC (Site of Community Importance) of 10,786.73 ha called Val Sessera (code IT1130002).[3]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Carta Tecnica Regionale raster 1:10.000 (vers.3.0) of Regione Piemonte - 2007
  2. ^ Alta Valsessera, Centro Studi Biellesi (DocBi), on-line:, accessed on December 2012
  3. ^ Siti di Importanza Comunitaria (SIC), Regione Piemonte, list on (accessed on April 2013)

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